Why is WordPress asking for database details on the one-click install?

Hi there, I'm getting this message when I go to the site after using a one-click install

Welcome to WordPress. Before getting started, we need some information on the database. You will need to know the following items before proceeding.

Database name
Database username
Database password
Database host
Table prefix (if you want to run more than one WordPress in a single database)

I have found this previously asked question, but changing my passwords to be super simple with just alphanumeric characters and no ambiguous characters has not fixed the problem.


Anyone know what might be going on?

Edit: I can see that a config file isn't being created:


4 Replies

Hi @Maudiggity! It's possible that a character used for the database name, username, or prefix is similarly interfering. Could you let me know an example of each with the same sort of characters so I can try it out, or try using only alphanumeric characters for those fields as well?

Hi @mjones, ok I went to making pretty much everything as basic as abc and it has now worked…That's pretty ridiculous.

I'm glad to hear you've got it working! I'll take a look at the script with my colleagues to see if we can improve how it handles those fields in the future.

Hey @Maudiggity!

I wanted to follow up and let you know we recently discovered where the problem was and just pushed a fix through. I tested this with a password that was 64 characters long and included letters, numbers, and symbols.

You should be all set to deploy a new Linode using the WordPress App from the Marketplace using a complex password with no issues now.

Please let us know if you continue having trouble with this.


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